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July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm #2719
Congratulations to all the social entrepreneurs – a great Challenge and it has been my pleasure to work with you all.
So, now that it’s finished please tell me you aren’t just sitting back and relaxing?!
At the end of Day Two we talked through the key actions you’d be taking forward – how are we getting on with these? Anyone care to share any thoughts about this, or tell us about progress they are making?
Oh, yes – and I’d like an invite to all the launch parties when your ideas start up!July 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm #2728
I think its been an intense learning week and becoming a runner-up both idea and prize wise was a pleasant surprise! and I have shared this success with the management committee at our Centre on Friday and It was a nice feeling to see the community very optimistic and with the “we can do it” attitude. We hope to start putting the business plan together soon but we need help in this.
I would like to know if Thrive or other supporting organisations like Tesco would be able to help practically in the business plan and market research etc?
I was wondering if we could use the prize money towards the above?
Does anyone know any local organisation – preferably non profit making organisation that could help us put together with the above? of course we pay them if they are the right people!!
SalahJuly 18, 2014 at 9:03 am #2736
Great, thanks Salah. That’s really good to hear the community has such a positive outlook to help drive the enterprise forward.
In regards to business planning and market research, yes, this is something Thrive can help with, I know you’ve emailed my colleague Sarah for more information, so she’ll come back to you on this as soon as she can.
Speak to you soon,
CarolineJuly 29, 2014 at 8:39 am #2842
I hope you are all well and working hard!
I’ve come back down to earth now….like Salah…WOW what a fantastic opportunity the Challenge presented.
Also fabulous support….thank you to everyone.
Grace is back in UK now so our journey really starts here.
Caroline, we are going to do some grant applications. I was wondering if you would have time to cast an eye over a couple of submissions?
Salah, Grace and I would like to pop in and see you soon…would that be OK?
JanJuly 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm #2878
Hi everyone i am back form my hoilday had a great time. Thank to everyone who was on challenge traning and thank you for sharinging there idea and sharing contacts with me. I’ve come back down to earth now like Jan and Salah, the are hard works starts now.
Thanks MaxineAugust 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm #2884
Good to hear from you!
Hope all is going well so far.
Do let us know on your progress so far, or if you need anything.
Jan apologies for not replying sooner, I have been off for a couple of days; please do send over the grant application forms to check, I shall get one of my colleagues who deals with grant applications to take a look at them for you.
I’ll be in touch with other support soon for you all,
CarolineAugust 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm #3115
I hope all is going well.
I met Sarah Lewis of Thrive on Thursday last week. Sarah is currently helping us put together our catering business plan. She kindly met us at our centre and extensively discussed the Business plan and its content. The meeting went very well and Sarah and We look forward to meeting with her again in the near future for more work on the plan.
Sorry Jan for not coming back to you soon enough. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a convenient time for us to meet. Drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07946457482.
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